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K'Osewe Ranalo Foods

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Nairobi Central Business District
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Kimathi Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 770 785897
06:30 - 17:30
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were directed here by our hotel after asking the staff for somewhere with good local food - and we weren't disappointed! You arrive with plenty of Kenyans who look like they are on lunch break from work, so there is no touristy feeling. You order lunch at the counter and are seated by a waiter who takes care of... More 

Thank Lotraktor
San Francisco, California
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked over from our hotel to have dinner at Ranolo's for some Kenya food. We really wanted to try some local food. We ordered fried tilapia, fried goat, stewed meat, traditional greens, ugali ( brown and white), sodas, Tusker beer. We liked everything except for one of the greens that was very bitter. We probably ordered way too much... More 

Thank wanderwm
Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food..african cuisine,continental an you wont miss NYAMA CHOMA. Its pocket friendly and easily accessible within town city.

Thank Jeff M
Lagos, Nigeria
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first time in Nairobi, my tour guide said I should stop by Ranalo for good Kenyan food 'Ugali' to be precise. It was easy locating from my hotel and when I got there the waiter was very helpful. He showed me the options which are more around the protein, they had chicken, beef, rabbit and more also fish. The... More 

Thank Africaliving
Singapore, Singapore
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125 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We told our driver we wanted to have local food and he brought us to ranalo. This is the place the locals come, you order and pay first, then they serve you the food. We had fish, chicken and beef. The fish is good but not the chicken and beef. Too tough. Guide told us liver is supposed to be... More 

Thank Agnes_Tan12
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Tasty local food, reasonably priced. There is a bar with live music joined to the restaurant which is great fun. The restaurant is a little confusing when you first arrive, you need to pay up front for what you want at the payment desk. The waiter spotted our confusion and was very helpful though. Great service.

Thank Zoe S
Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Yummy chicken, ugali and sukuma wiki, all eaten in a friendly environment, with good music and accompanied by a Tusker, and chit-chat with friends = a lovely evening in Nairobi.

Thank TransylvanianGrl
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times, and will continue to return every time I come to Nairobi. I have sampled many of the dishes over the years, but my favourites are the tilapia stew and brown ugali. The chapatis are sometimes undercooked (raw on one occasion) but when they are done well, they are spot on! A great place to... More 

1 Thank louochieng
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent local food. You order first and can be a little confusing. What we did was to look at the food first and then order as suggested by a very helpful and nice server. We got the brown ugali, the spinach, chapati, goat stew and while fried fish. It was a lot of food but all great particularly as some... More 

Thank HelenaGuerra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Doesn't look like much from the road, but head upstairs for a great music spot. One side is a restaurant/bar where you can order traditional fares like ugali, rice/beans, greens, meats, fish, even matooke sometimes for reasonable prices. Normal beer and liquor selection. On the other side is the live music, dancing picks up by 10. This is a band... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 17:30
06:30 - 17:30
06:30 - 17:30
06:30 - 17:30
06:30 - 17:30
06:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kimathi Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi>  > Nairobi Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Nairobi Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +254 770 785897

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?